KUALA LUMPUR: Dagang NeXchange Bhd’s (DNeX) wholly-owned subsidiary, Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Perbadanan Islam Johor Holdings Sdn Bhd (PIJ Holdings) to leverage information and communication technology infrastructure in halal supply chain.

Through the partnership, DNeX said Dagang Net and PIJ Holdings will work together in the development of Johor Halal Certification Blockchain System, which includes embedding blockchain technology for application and verification of Halal and marriage certificate.

It will also look into the development and implementation of the Digital Halal Hub and e-Commerce Halal platform that operate in a highly data-driven ecosystem, it added.

DNeX executive deputy chairman who is also Dagang Net executive chairman Datuk Samsul Husin said both firms are adopting disruptive technologies such as blockchain to be the main driver of growth for halal supply chain in Johor and businesses in the Halal segment.

He said the company’s digital solutions are available through the Dagang Net Digital Platform that provides end-to-end innovative services aimed to help organisations connect and collaborate with governments, businesses and consumers to optimise operations and open up commercial opportunities through innovative services.

left to right : Muhammad Fuad Radzuan, Managing Director, PIJ Holdings, and Datuk Samsul Husin, Executive Deputy Chairman of DNeX, and also Executive Chairman of Dagang Net

“Backed by such key technologies as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and radio frequency identification, Dagang Net Digital Platform puts forth services that are seamless, user-friendly, resilient and intuitive through a highly secured and omnichannel ecosystem,” he said in a statement.

A fully-owned company by Johor State government, PIJ Holdings is involved in farming and agriculture, property development, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, Halal industry development and waqaf management.